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Descripion of the MA Programme
The European Union-Russia Studies MA-programme (EURUS) is a unique multidisciplinary programme combining different disciplines such as political science, (comparative politics, international relations) economics, law, history and cultural studies.
The programme integrates not only different disciplines but it also binds together the study of two main regions in one coherent curriculum, giving a comprehensive understanding about the political, social and economic developments in the European Union and its member states as well as in Russia and its neighbouring countries in Eastern Europe and in the Caucasus (Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan).
The Master programme EURUS hence focuses on the understanding of the development of and the relationship between the EU, being a political and an economic entity "sui generic" on the one hand, and the Russian Federation on the other hand, including Russia's close neighbours to the West and to the South mostly aiming at accession and full membership in the European Union.
After gaining your MA degree from the EURUS programme, both public and private sector job offers are open for graduates. Expertise in both EU policy making and Russian politics, combined with in depth historical analysis, supports the graduates in thier career development and excellent future prospects. Those interested in further research are also eligible for proceeding to PhD studies.
Photo by Gertu Timmusk.
EURUS and European Studies master programme's students at European Parlament Information Office in Tallinn (Estonia).
Simulation of EU Institutions and Policy Making.
What does EURUS offer?
- Thorough, comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of policies and politics, of economics, law, and history of the European Union and the Russian Federation;
- Academic qualification for successfully taking up challenging tasks in dealing with the EU, Russia and their mutual relations;
- Professional competence for advancing political, commercial, and cultural dimensions shaping the future development of the European Union and the Russian Federation;
- Two specialization modules, which deepens the knowledge about the European Union policies and politics or Russian social and political developments;
- Knowledge of a foreign language (Russian or one of the European languages) is needed for a chosen field of future professional employment, voluntary internship in a governmental institution, private enterprise or non-governmental organisation;
- Interactive and innovative teaching and strong individual tutoring during the study process, is combined with a broad range of qualified supervisors from different study disciplines;
- Multicultural classroom and international faculty members with specially designed study methods. A number of study-related outside class activities, e.g. film series, study trips, public lectures etc.